This summer is a challenging one. But that doesn’t mean you should let the kids just sit inside and watch TV this summer! Here is a list of great family fun summer activities in and around Saskatoon to keep the kids entertained all summer.
Fun Things to Do With Kids This Summer in Saskatoon 2020
- Enjoy a Party In The Parking Lot With Brett Kissel.
- Spend the night camping overnight at one of the many Provincial Parks and campgrounds in Saskatchewan.
- Go on a self-guided canoe tour from Gardiner Dam to the Forks, the confluence of the North and South Saskatchewan rivers.
- The sun is out and it’s a perfect day to be outside. And if there is water – that’s almost paradise. Grab your little ones and drive to one of the biggest natural beaches in southern Saskatchewan – the Rowan’s Ravine for summer fun time.
- If you are looking for something fun and unique this summer, come enjoy the outdoor experience at our maze adventure! With a new design each year, you can puzzle your way through a cornfield of winding trails and dead ends.
- Go on a road trip to the National Parks in Saskatchewan.
- Remember those summer days when you could watch the movie under the open sky? Although you must remain inside your cars, you can still enjoy Drive-in movies this summer. Head to Kyle to watch a movie at the Clearwater Drive-In.
- Summer isn’t summer if you can’t enjoy a day at the beach.
- The beautiful scenery around aman-made lake calls visitors back to Lake Diefenbaker. Spend the day exploring the place and enjoy water sports.
- Have a fun day with your family, barbeque picnic in a park in Saskatoon.
- Journey to a time when the Metis settled on the banks of Saskatchewan River. Learn the history of the final battle of Northwest Resistance of 1885 between the Metis provincial government and the Canadian government. Look out for red chairs at the Batoche! Around 1 h drive from Saskatoon.
- Fun and adventure await you at the Blue Mountain Adventure Park. Zip line, paintball, are open with advanced booking. Why not book at campsite and make it a day. Located 1.5 hours west from Saskatoon
- Beat the heat and enjoy the summer by visiting one of our many spray parks, and outdoor pools around the city.
- Did you hear the news? Garth Brooks is set for a one-night-only concert event to air on-screen at 300 drive-in theaters across North America, only on June 27. Get your tickets to Garth Brooks Drive-in concert in Wolseley and Carlyle before they are sold-out.
- Less than two hours from the City are great fishing spots. Why not head there today?
- Plan to spend a night at the Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. The park offers a number of activities for a multi-day adventure including wildlife viewing, hiking, fishing, canoeing as well as mountain biking.
- Revel in summer splendour at the beautiful Emma lake. Pack a picnic lunch and hike the to the Fire Tower, watch loons and blue herons, enjoy swimming and boating. Located 2 hours from Saskatoon.
- What is better than spending the night camping with family! Gordon Howe Campground is open.
This summer you can ride go-karts at the Berry Barn. When tired why not head to their ice cream shack?
- Summer is a great time to visit theDanielson Provincial Park. The Lake is a popular angling spot, with lots of fish species. See the exhibits on the construction of Gardiner Dam at the visitor center, tour the power station, hike the trans-Canada trail, go swimming, and boating.
- Challenge your family. Head to Grip It Climbing and see who reaches the top first.
- Sand dunes and crystal-clear waters. You can find them both at the Douglas Provincial Park. Windsurfing, angling, swimming, sailing, boating and more. Go hiking across the prairie and sand dunes along the Juniper Nature Trail and Cacti Trail. See the abundant wildlife species in the park.
- Relax, swim, boat, or fish on Regina Beach while enjoying a fun family day out in the sun. Be warmed by the laughter of your kids as they enjoy this family outing. If you want to spend the night, book a campsite at the Regina Beach Campground. Approximately 2.5 hour from Saskatoon.
- Borrow the book ‘Saskatchewan Scenic Drives’ from your local library and go on a drive with family. Or follow our list and experience the beauty of Saskatchewan through hiking.
- Teach kids about sustainable farming, seasonal produce, get them to spot exotic vegetables and the importance of supporting local farms by visiting the Farmers Market.
- Journey back in time to a prairie life long ago when people used to grind the grain to make bread. To a time when horses were used to plough the fields and wheat was harvested the old-fashioned way. Experience life in a farmland at the Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site. Currently (June 21), only the outdoor areas are open. Do check before starting.Around 3.5 h from Saskatoon.
- Enjoy dining out with your family. Or order a take out and have a picnic.
- Escape to the quietness of the Anglin Lakecampgrounds.
- Take your family on a drive to the Resort Village of Candle Lake. Located on the west side of the lake is the Candle Lake Provincial Park famous for their ridge of sand-dunes at the Minowukaw Beach. Enjoy a day at the sandy white beach, fishing and boating. Spend the night camping in one of the campground. Around 2.5 h from Saskatoon.
- What’s summer without ice cream? Enjoy these delicious treats from Homestead.
- Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime, from start to finish! Experience the thrill of soaring high. Sundance Balloons. Ages 10+.
- Take your child for a mini golf experience like no other at Mar’s mini golf.
- Spend the day biking at the Blackstrap Provincial Park.
- Spend the day at theFort Carlton Provincial Park – site of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading post in the 1810-1885 period. Stroll the North Saskatchewan River, enjoy a picnic, trek along the Carlton Trail. See the reconstructed fur-trading and provision store, and the tepee encampment. Do check if the buildings will be open before heading.
- Enjoy a canoe trip organised by the Canoe SkiDiscovery Company and explore Saskatchewan. Minimum age varies with trip selected.
- Embark on a day trip through the picturesque country around the Battle River, where in 1885, hostilities broke out between the Cree and Canadian government forces. Visit historic sites of the Battlefords, Cut Knife and Poundmaker Cree Nation.
A memorable day is one day you spend with your family and friends. Plan an outing to the Meewasin Valley. The trails remain open, so why not enjoy a sunny day out? Can you spot all these species on the Meewasin Eco Scavenger Hunt?
- Have a fun time at Wet Paint Pottery.
- Getaway to Prince Albert National Park. Hit the beach or get on the water in Waskesiu, the lakeside town that serves as the park’s hub. Or leave civilization behind as you hike, explore backcountry lakes and maybe even spot wild bison. 3 hrs from Saskatoon. Overnight camping at the Park is now open.
- Summer is a good time to play hide-and-seek and tag games. For a high tech twist, head to Merril Dunes.
- Fill up your summer days… with reading! Join the TD Summer Reading Club at SaskatoonPublic Library.
- Who wants to spend a sunny day inside the house. Head to Pike Lake Provincial Park to enjoy its beach, the nature trail, and have fun.
- Great Blue Heron Provincial Park is well known for its beautiful hiking trails. Why not head there to enjoy one?
- Plan a weekend getaway to Grasslands National Park. The Grasslands National Park Dark Sky Preserve is one of the largest and darkest in Canada! It is an excellent place to stargaze and to enjoy the beauty of the night sky. For astronomers, this is one of the best places to observe deep-sky objects. On the way see, the Val Marie Grain Elevator one of the few left in Saskatchewan. Go on an eco-tour scenic drive. This is a 20 km self-guided driving tour through the Frenchman River Valleyin the Park’s West Block. Overnight camping at the Grasslands will begin from June 29.
There is always something fun going on for the whole family, any given week. See Family weekend activities article for more details.